Thats right, the story was that Doran Martell was to witness his son Trystane being killed while both travelled to King's Landing. Though I don't know how an attack would leave the son killed but not the father without suspicion. If you can kill one, you ought to be able to kill the other.the plan is not to kill doran but to kill his son tristifer, and cercei's reason is because she does not want myrcella to marry him, as they are betrothed. i dont think varys has any part in changing the story as it seems like somthing cercei would probably do, she is way to protective of her kids. also when this plan is set up myrcella has not lost her ear
Isn't that Cersei and the Lannisters don't know about the attack on Mrycella. I don't really see the difference though.
We see them talking about being able to invalidate the marriage between Tommen and Margaery Tyrell because it will be years before the marriage can be consumated etc, etc.
The same can be applied to Myrcella and Trystane. To me, it doesn't make any sense to do this now. Cersei seems so focused on combatting the Tyrells, it seems loony to me that she would risk war with Dorne. Especially with the Lannister military depleted from being battered by Robb Stark.
And we don't see any plotting in any of her chapters. But we do see her other plots vs Bronn, Margaery, the High Septon etc. Does she even have time to set up a hit on the Martells?
The fighting and damage in the north is going to get ratcheted up a notch or two. The Riverlands still have Catelyn Stark taking it out on the Freys. And presumably other raiders too.Whether he wants it or not, Westeros is going to be a wreck soon enough. The North is heavily depopulated, 4 seperate weakened factions sqaubbling with each other (Stannis, Bolton, Wildings, Nights Watch), and the whole area has not enough food stored for winter and is covered in snow
South of the neck and into the Riverlands, whilst there is "peace" now thanks to Jaime's settlements, thanks to Varys Cersei is soon going to have the Lannisters at the throats of her erstwhile allies, the Ironborn are raiding up and down the west coast and once again, the whole area is heavily depopulated, there is not enough food stored for winter and is covered in snow
The South was relatively untouched. The damage to the Reach and the Tryell lands still seems relatively tame so far. The Storm Lands seem to be the same. Though the Ironborn will presumably cause a lot more damage given time, the Storm Lands have the Golden Company in their back yard and presumably the Tyrells heading their way soon. All thats missing is Dorne.
That the Vale has been untouched makes me wonder!
Does anyone think there is a link between the Wall and Storms End? ColdHands can't go under the wall and Melisandre's magic could not penetrate the walls of Storms End!
Did the Others make it that far how ever many years ago?